Chicago City Treasurer's Business Plan Competition 2012


Executive summary submissions


Competition Organizer

Chicago City Treasurer's Office

Local US Event
Chicago, IL
Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

Businesses can be a start-up venture or an existing business, but existing businesses should not be older than 3 years and should have revenues below $2 million. All businesses must be located or plan to be located in the City of Chicago. 

Important Dates

Executive summaries are due on July 6, 2012. Ten finalists will be announced on August 6, 2012. Those ten finalists must submit written business plans by August 24, 2012. Three winners will be selected and announced on October 5, 2012 at the Small Business Expo. 

Competition Prizes

First place: $5,000

Second place: $3,500

Third place: $1,500

Other Info

The winners will be selected based on their ability to effectively articulate their business idea, their marketing and sales strategy, and the overall viability of their business.